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Nohavica, Kocko, Putzlacher, Lipus - Tešínské Niebo / Cieszynskie Nebe
A Czech ensemble with singer Jaromír Nohavica, poet Renata Putzlacher, musician Tomáš Ko and #269;ko and director Radovan Lipus, artists who have a close relationship to Tešínské Slezsko region of the Czech Republic - stage a performance with actors of the Czech and Polish Tešínský Theatre based on the songs of Jaromír Nohavica. Accompanied by a small theater orchestra (piano, accordion, guitar, reeds and strings)

Various Artists - Carohrani - Z korenu moravskeho folkloru
Carohraní - Z korenu moravského folklóru (Magic Playing: Music from the roots of Moravian folklore) presents 13 ensembles and artists on 22 tracks. Good notes on the songs in English, France, German, Czech.

Iva Bittova - Iva Bittová j.h.
Iva Bittová has been the guest of many artists all over the world, but this compilation explres her work with her Czech compatriots, including Ida Kelarová, Pavel Fajt and Pluto, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Krajinka and Vladimír Godár, as well as some film and theater music and one unique Gregorian chant experiment made expressly for this release. It's a wild range of emotions, techniques and sounds.

Dalibor and Katerina Struncovi - Cimbal Classic: Bylo a neni
Dalibor and Katerina Štrunc present Cimbal Classic: Bylo a není (There Was and There Is Not). The two cimbalom (hammer zither) players perform solo, duet and with a small ensemble of saxophones, oboes, mandolins, guitar, bass guitar and voices in a invigorating 'new folk' mode.

Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Iva Bittová, Leoš Janácek - Dance of the Vampires
The innovative new music ensemble in a program performed with Czech singer and violinist Iva Bittova and composed by Bittová and fellow Czech Leoš Janácek. Challenging, exhuberant and exciting music that bridges the classical, folk and avant garde musical worlds with ease and energy.

ba.fnu and Yann-Fanch Kemener - YFK-2016
Czech band meets legendary Breton singer Yann-Fañch Kemener. The Czechs have an affinity for both Czech and other European styles, but especially Breton fest-noz tunes. Yann-Fañch Kemener supplies the Breton vocals distinguished by a call-and-response pattern, that accompanies dancing. The musicians largely work with tracks that Kemener collected, while three of the tracks feature modern lyrics. The whole work is conceived as a 'calendar' with songs and recitations for each month. (A RootsWorld selection)

Various - The Migration Festival (CD/DVD set)
Live recordings on music CD and NTSC-DVD video set (two separate discs) documents 2002 Migration Festival in Taiwan. Performers include Alom (Czech), Labour Exhange Band (Taiwan), Cracow Klezmer (Poland), Betel Nut Brothers (Taiwan) and Urna (Mongolia).

Ponk - Postfolklor
This trio brings together Czech, Slovak and Moravian folk lore with a contemporary acoustic touch. At the heart of the band is the hammered dulcimer or zither known as the cimbalom, a tool common to many eastern European traditions. But musician Eduard Tomastík pushes the instrument into a new range of more modern sounds, carried by the vocals, bass and violin of bandmates Michal Krystynek and Jakub Nozicka. This is a RootsWorld 'Music of the Month' selection, and helps support the radio program and magazine.

Marta Topferova - La Marea
Born in Prague, steeped in both European and Latin American musical traditions, Topferova now lives in New York, where she has forged a strongly European, Latin nuevo-jazz sound. This recording, all sung in Spanish, offers her original sound, and original songs, backed by an ensemble focused around her voice and Edmar Castańeda's South American folk harp, joined by violinist Jenny Scheinman, French horn from Chris Comer, Angus Martin's accordion, flutist Yulia Musayelyan, percussionists Neil Ochoa, Urbano Sanchez and Chris Eddleton and Topferova's own cuatro and guiro.

Dalava - Dalava
From the RootsWorld review: "dálava are edging out into music with a particularly rich backstory. Vocalist Julia Úlehla and guitarist Aram Bajakian reunited in a musical project probing the texts and tunes transcribed by Úlehla's great-grandfather. Mr. Úlehla was taken by the folk music of the Moravian village of Straznice, and he painstakingly transcribed the songs and tunes of this community (located in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, and bordering on the Carpathians)... the performances are full of conviction, and Julia Úlehla's fabulous voice is a marvel. Dálava's debut is a fully realized work, and a new, organically sown branch for the original music' This was a 2014 RootsWorld 'Music of the Month' selection, and is highly recommended.

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